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bluemama

I have been looking at the shoes and saw there is the option of black sneaker types or more traditional school shoes.

 

I know it depends on the school as my mine states black shoes but I have seen kids with black sneakers.

 

Or should I get both and use one as a back up and see how we go

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BrainFart

I’m getting black sneakers for my DS, probably with a velcro strap aswell. Sneakers will be more flexible on his foot and more comfortable for playing

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Expelliarmus

Get sneakers. Much more appropriate.

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JomoMum

Depends on the school TBH. Private are more likely to not want a sneaker style, and enforce it.

 

Our public doesn’t mind, so we had a Velcro black nike sneaker for FYOS this year. We will probably do this for a few years while he’s still very rough on the shoes. They also wear the same uniform for sport days, so it means not having to double up for “sport” days.

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PatG

The private school my brother's kids go to state black velcro sneakers for first year of school. Seems way more sensible.

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WaitForMe

Definitely sneakers, if you have the option.

 

We have no shoe policy (other than they must be 'appropriate'). I'm surprised there are still parents that buy traditional school shoes.

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Kiwi Bicycle

Our FYOS teachers asked that we do velcro shoes, they don't have time to help tie shoelaces. From all the runnjng, tripping etc my DS has done, do black runners if you are allowed. They still have a lot of accidents at that age and tradional leather shoes would be destroyed.

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Riotproof

Have a look at the grip. Ds has been getting pablovsky ones that have a proper look, but jogger style grip and reinforced toe. His always last the year.

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seayork2002

Ds's highschool is very strict they have already told us they have to look like leather needs polish school shoes.

 

I heard there are some that look like this but are sneakers but not wasting my money unless the school allows it

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Kiwi Bicycle

DS started with $ 80 Clarkes. The leather or fabric peeled on the toes after one term and the heel unglued in term 2.

Switched to 2 pairs of Grosbys ( $ 35 each on special) which is similar to the Target above and got through the last 2 terms, one pair really trashed at the toes and grip worn on the bottom, the other pair a bit better.

I would do the cheaper but still acceptable comfort wise and just be prepared to buy multiple pairs throughtout the year.

Oh and I did Hickies to replace laces. They worked by DS managed to break 2 by mucking around with them.

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CrankyM

Misbehaving they lay ok. You might get a term out of them. I buy them for my youngest and but 2 pairs in his current size and 2 in the next size up. He consistently loses shoes though so I don’t buy him expensive ones.

 

Definitely go sneakers. Get Velcro for the younger years. My kids had outgrown the Velcro ones size wise by yr 1-2 though. My oldest gets basketball boots/sneakers. This year it was ASIC and they have only just fallen apart last week. Well with the help of a little bit of duct tape they will lay the last week of school.

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Etta

Ds's highschool is very strict they have already told us they have to look like leather needs polish school shoes.

 

I heard there are some that look like this but are sneakers but not wasting my money unless the school allows it

 

I think they will allow this. Our HS had the same line but then DS wouldn't wear his leather school shoes (which were still a comfy style). Towards the end of the year he has been threatened with detention for wearing black runners but it hasn't been followed through. So what they say and what actually happens are two different things anyway.

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Veritas Vinum Arte

Our schools (local catholic and private school) you have to have the traditional leather school shoes although for Prep/Grade 1 you can do the Velcro rather than laces. No black sports shoes allowed.

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Veritas Vinum Arte

I think they will allow this. Our HS had the same line but then DS wouldn't wear his leather school shoes (which were still a comfy style). Towards the end of the year he has been threatened with detention for wearing black runners but it hasn't been followed through. So what they say and what actually happens are two different things anyway.

 

Can depend on school. I know kids who have had detention for uniform infringements.

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Heather11

I've seen these - https://www.target.c...-shoes/60910585 - at Target.

 

Anyone bought these, how long do they last? I could buy 6 pairs for the price of name brand ones and I've never bought kids shoes for more than about $15 - I don't even buy myself shoes for more than $39 a pair.

 

You can only buy them and try them out. It can depend on your child as to how long they last. One of mine is really rough on shoes and I have to usually buy new ones because they are worn out. For my other one I only have to buy when they are outgrown.

 

For the past 3 years I have been buying Target school shoes (different style) for my HS child. They have lasted well. Even my child who is rough on shoes has had a full years wear out of his.

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Billy Shears

 

 

For the past 3 years I have been buying Target school shoes (different style) for my HS child. They have lasted well. Even my child who is rough on shoes has had a full years wear out of his.

 

My HS DD likes the Target lace up shoes and they last her well - she has also been hard on shoes in the past

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MadMarchMasterchef

IMHO black sneakers are better if you are allowed, but I make sure I get well fitted ones that are all leather and have a leather top (not the mesh top). Because they don't have to change for PE and they are more comfortable.

 

I have 2 (very active) girls at school and asics have stood up well. Our school is not strict on shoes though.

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iwanttosleepin

So thankful our school is shoes optional. Most kids don’t wear them at all.

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IkeaAddict

We get DS school shoes from Marks and Spencer online. They are based in London but have an Aussie store and their shoes are very reasonably priced and last till he grows out of them, When he first started school we went through Clarks (stitching in toe came undone with one minor scuff on first day, got a refund)......Ascent (scuffed to the point of looking awful after one term, and DS school has a LOT of grass).....Lynx (holes in soles after 1 month.

 

The Marks and Spencer shoes, cheaper than any of the others, come in velcro adn lace up versions and last till he grows out of them. We usually buy a few pairs at a time but shipping is only $8 so no big deal

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Bereckii

These have been great for DS - they lasted so well for grade 1 that we got the same again for grade 2. They lasted the full year, despite him being tough on shoes. He wears them every day, including sports days.

https://shoesandsox.com.au/school/collections/sporty-school-shoes/extreme-pri-black

 

DD (grade 5) prefers sneakers. They do not last the full year.

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Hands Up

Our public school recommends sneakers as they want the kids to be active in breaks and in kindy and grade one they spend a lot of time outside. I want the sneakers to have a rubber toe though as DS1 is a great one for scuffing. Some of the shoes recommended here are so expensive! Eek. I think Target will be the way forward for us

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seayork2002

 

 

I think they will allow this. Our HS had the same line but then DS wouldn't wear his leather school shoes (which were still a comfy style). Towards the end of the year he has been threatened with detention for wearing black runners but it hasn't been followed through. So what they say and what actually happens are two different things anyway.

 

To me though I would rather not have the hassle and simpler to buy what is on the list

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